Collection Schedule

Collection Schedule Changes for the Holidays

Is your curbside collection day shifting over the holiday season? If you are on the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday pickup day schedule, your day will shift by two days on the week of the 24th. On the week of January 1, your pickup day will shift by one day. Monday collection day will not be affected. See the curbside collection calendar for dates.

What if there’s snow?

During heavy snowfall, garbage trucks may not be able to access your street. If carts haven’t been collected by 8 p.m. on your collection day, bring them in off the street or lane, call Waste Connections of Canada at 604-636-3520, and place them out again the next morning after 5:30 a.m. If trucks are still unable to collect your garbage or green waste, please bring your carts in and place them out on your next scheduled collection day.

For missed garbage or green waste collection, call Waste Connections of Canada at 604-636-3520. For recycling, please call Smithrite at 604-529-4011.

Download the Coquitlam Curbside Collection App below to receive important updates and collection day schedule changes.

Never miss another collection day!

Type your address in the box below to view your own personalized Curbside Collection Schedule online. Use this tool to set up a weekly reminder by smart phone, email, text message, or Twitter; print your personalized Curbside Collection Schedule for your fridge or upload your Curbside Collection Schedule to your personal calendar of choice: iCal, Google Calendar, or Microsoft Outlook.

​This collection schedule covers garbage and green waste collection for single-family homes that pay a garbage utility fee to the City. Residents in strata complexes and/or multi-family complexes should contact their strata management for their collection schedule.​

This collection schedule does not cover recycling collection. That information is available using a similar tool through Recycle BC, who are responsible for curbside recycling collection in Coquitlam.

Download the Coquitlam Curbside Collection smartphone app!

If you have an iPhone or Android device, search "Coquitlam Curbside Collection" in your App store and download the App for a personalized garbage and green ​cart collection calendar at your fingertips and to set up weekly reminders.

Note: this is a third-party application by ReCollect. Visit the ReCollect site for more information and to see their privacy policies.)

Missed Collection?

If your garbage cart or green cart was not collected, please call Waste Connections of Canada at 604-636-3520.

If your recycling was not collected, please call Smithrite at 604-529-4011. 

Why ​has the collection schedule chang​ed?

Reports of conflicts between wildlife and humans have been increasing in recent years. To respond to this growing concern, the City is splitting garbage zones into morning and afternoon collection zones in order to reduce the amount of time carts sit at the curb. This allows for earlier collection in areas that are more prone to wildlife encounters.

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